Indiana’s players and head coach Kelvin Sampson were in a jovial mood today, especially given the fact they’re midway through a brutal stretch of four tough games in 10 days.
Sampson wants no part of going on the road to Connecticut during this time of year. He’d much rather have his team back in Bloomington Saturday, practicing a few hours to get better for down the line.
The players love to play, of course. Earl Calloway said they want to get revenge for losing to the Huskies last year.
Here are a few notes from today’s session.
Most interesting quote: “I think the best coaches coach with one eye open and one ear closed. You don’t sit there and try to see everything wrong or hear everything that’s being said. I don’t do that. I don’t do that in any phase of my life because if I did, all I would do is correct people, and I can’t function like that.”
Best use of honesty: Rod Wilmont
Check out the following exchange between Wilmont and Steve Warden of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
SW: Have you gotten a bad rep for your shot-selection?
RW: On the team?
SW: You think it’s warranted?
Wilmont later said he believes he’s open for a shot 95 percent of the time. The other five percent he tries to give the ball to D.J. White.
We’ll have more coverage in Friday’s Herald-Times.